MILAN, May 14 (Reuters) - Palermo have reappointed former coach Francesco Guidolin for the last two league matches of the season, the Serie A club said on Monday.
Guidolin was sacked as coach in April and was replaced by his assistant Renzo Gobbo after a poor run of form which dragged his side out of the Champions League places.
However, Palermo have failed to arrest their slide and lost 3-2 at already-relegated Ascoli on Sunday. They lie in seventh spot, the final UEFA Cup place, but face a battle to stay there.
“Palermo announce that they have revoked the sacking of Francesco Guidolin,” a statement on the club Web site (www.ilpalermocalcio.it) said.
Guidolin will be in his third spell with Palermo. Under him, the Sicilian club won promotion to Serie A in May 2004 and then finished sixth in the 2004-05 season.
Guidolin spent last season at French side Monaco before returning to Palermo in May 2006.
He is the fourth Serie A coach to sacked and then reappointed this season.